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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Victoria Police Department to host “Midnight” Basketball

A uniformed police officer plays basketball with a group of young people

PHOTO: Officer Zach Vela plays basketball with Victoria’s youth. 

The Victoria Police Department is partnering with the Victoria College men’s basketball team to host its first “Midnight Basketball,” a free mini basketball camp, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Victoria Police Department to host Coffee with a Cop

Several people mill around a courtyard with a Victoria Police Department canopy set up

PHOTO: Members of the Victoria Police Department gather with community members to enjoy coffee and breakfast for National Coffee with a Cop Day in 2021.

The Victoria Police Department has partnered with The Box Coffee Bar and Sweet Fountainz Bakery to host...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Victoria Police Department officer earns drug recognition certification

Four uniformed police officers. Man second from right hands a small object to man second from left

PHOTO #1: Victoria Police Deputy Chief Chuck Young, left, and Chief Robert Arredondo and Deputy Chief Mark Jameson, right, present Officer Trenton Ballard with a commendation bar Aug. 30 recognizing his completion of the Texas Drug Recognition Expert Prog...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Victoria Police Department’s K9 Lark to get donation of body armor

Police officer and K9 dog

Press release from Vested Interest in K9s

PHOTO #1: Victoria Police Department Senior Police Officer Joseph Smith and his K9 partner, Lark

PHOTO #2: K9 Lark

Victoria Police Department’s K9 Lark will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a chari...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Victoria Police Department to kick off National Night Out

Police officer running through foam pit with kids

PHOTO #1: Officer Adam Banda walks through the foam pit during the National Night Out Kick-Off Party in 2021.

PHOTO #2: Children dance during the National Night Out Kick-Off Party in 2021.

The Victoria Police Department’s Community Engagement Unit is inviti...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Victoria Police Department to host Advanced K9 Medical Training

Two police officers and a K9

PHOTO: Shown from left are K-9 Nero, Senior Police Officer Oscar Garcia and Senior Police Officer Jake Garza.

The Victoria Police Department has partnered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to provide a free Advanced K-9 Med...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Victoria Police Department dubs youth camp ‘Camp Keimryn’

Young girl in police uniform sits at the wheel of a police car

PHOTO: Officer Keimryn Lee was sworn in as an honorary Victoria Police Department officer on March 31. Officer Keimryn passed away July 12.

The Victoria Police Department’s annual youth summer camp is being renamed “Camp Keimryn” to honor the memory of Off...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Crime analyst earns statewide recognition

Erin Gabrysch

Victoria Police Department Crime Analyst Erin Gabrysch received honorable mentions for the Texas Law Enforcement Analyst Network’s Member of the Year and Analytical Product Award recognitions. The Member of the Year designation recognizes crime analysts w...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Council OKs purchase of land for public safety headquarters

Map showing new public safety headquarters on empty land on Main Street

PHOTO #1: An undeveloped tract at Main Street and Airline Road was chosen as the site of a new public safety headquarters based on its central location, space needs, citywide growth projections and compatibility of nearby development.

PHOTO #2: This map, t...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Victoria Police Department to host COVID-safe ‘National Night In’

National Night In parade route. For list of neighborhoods, visit the VPD Facebook page

The Victoria Police Department is putting a new spin on its National Night Out this year with National Night In, replacing community meetups with safer methods of building camaraderie between neighbors and first responders.

“National Night Out is usually a...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: September 11, 2020

City announces chief of police finalists

Police Patches

The City of Victoria’s search for a new chief of police has resulted this week in the selection of three finalists. 

“The chief of police holds one of the most important positions within the City,” City Manager Jesús A. Garza said. “Working closel...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Victoria Police Department earns trust by upholding core values

Interim Police Chief J. Mark Jameson

Recent high-profile incidents of police violence have led to a breakdown of trust in law enforcement. We have seen citizens rising up across the nation to demand accountability and have been stunned to see how some protests have turned violent.

The Black L...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Community says goodbye to Police Chief J.J. Craig

State Representative Geanie Morrison addresses attendees

PHOTO #1: State Representative Geanie Morrison addresses attendees at a farewell gathering for outgoing Victoria Police Department Chief J.J. Craig on Monday at the Victoria Community Center. City employees and representatives of various community organiz...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police
Posted on: June 3, 2020

City of Victoria Police receives $500,000 grant

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The City of Victoria Police Department was awarded a $500,000 grant Tuesday from the Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Program, which provides funding to law enforcement agencies to hire new personnel.

“We’re excited that the Victoria Police Depa...

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2020 - Spotlight - Police